Vicente Fox vs. The Golden Rule
According to Newsweek's Joseph Contreras, Mexico isn't treating its southern neighbors the way it wants to be treated.
As tough as the United States can be for workers who slip in from south of the border, Mexico is in a poor position to criticize. The problem goes far beyond the predatory gantlet of thugs and crooked cops facing defenseless transients like Moises. There's ample precedent in Mexico for just about everything the United States is–or isn't–doing. Calling out the military? Mexicans may hate the new U.S. plan to deploy 6,000 National Guard troops on the border, but five years ago they cheered President Vicente Fox for sending thousands of Mexican soldiers to crack down on their southern frontier. Tougher laws? Hispanic-rights groups are enraged over U.S. efforts to criminalize undocumented aliens–yet since 1974, sneaking into Mexico has been punishable by up to two years in prison. Foot-dragging on amnesty? Fox has spent the past five years urging the United States to upgrade the status of millions of illegals from Mexico. Meanwhile, his own government has given legal status to only 15,000 foreigners without papers.
And that's nothing compared to the anti-Central American rants of Mexican TV pundit Juan Gibson.
(Picture source: Sadly, No!)